David Mark Robinson

June 18, 1947January 9, 2021

David passed away from a heart condition on the morning of January 9, 2021 at his home in Mercer Island, Washington. David was born in Caldwell, Ohio on June 18, 1947. He was the second of four children. He attended Caldwell public schools enjoying activities such as band and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1965. He had fond memories of his senior class trip to Washington DC. After graduation, David worked for McVay Funeral Home and eventually moved to Columbus and worked for White’s Furniture, Flower City, and Kohl’s during his years in Columbus. In 1997, David and his partner moved to Los Angeles where David worked for Verizon for 13 years.

David retired in 2009 and moved to the Seattle area settling in Mercer Island. In retirement, David spent his time going to movies, opera, symphony, gardening and taking care of the many wonderful cats in the household. David always looked forward to the Northwest Flower and Garden show at the Washington Convention Center. It signaled that Spring was coming. David also enjoyed his annual trips back to Caldwell, Ohio to spend time with family and friends. He always looked forward to the trips even after the amputation of his right foot made travel more difficult.

David loved Christmas and spent months arranging and decorating everything in the house. The result was always beautiful and creative. He had so many Christmas decorations and trees, they took an oversize room to store. David was also the first to remember all important events for his family and friends. David loved plants and flowers and the yard is filled with beautiful perennials.

David was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ben and Sally Robinson, and his sister Susan McElroy. David is survived by his partner of 41 years, Curt Engeland of Mercer Island, Washington, sister, Lynn Minyo (Mike) of Caldwell, Ohio, brother, Steve (Marlaine) of Beaumont, California, nieces Lori Minyo of Caldwell, Ohio, and Jaymie McElroy (Donnie Racey) of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and nephews Buck Minyo (Debbie) of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Matt McElroy (Miranda) of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and Ben Robinson (Kayla) of Missoula, Montana, and longtime friend Bob Meeks of Cambridge, Ohio.

A private graveside service will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton, Washington.


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Mitch Boring

January 25, 2021

David was always such a happy and generous man. His passing will be felt by all. Curt, my deepest sympathies to you. You are such an incredible couple. I am so glad that you and David have been a part of Randy and my lives.

Edward Hickman

January 17, 2021

Our hearts go out to Curt and the family as we celebrate the wonderful life of David. We were so blessed to share moments with Dave over the years and to know this sweet and loving man. I remember spending time with him and Curt at Eastland on the Lake as a young person and they were truly an inspiration to my life. Rest In Peace Dave and we will always think of you with love and affection. ❤️

Steve Johnson

January 17, 2021

David was a amazing, gentle and humorous soul. I will never forget his home-cooked meals and love for his cat children. He will be tremendously missed.

Cynthia Trevino

January 17, 2021

So sorry that David’s loved ones, and the world, have lost such a gentle soul. Somehow, David will know that you all are holding him in your hearts, whenever you decorate for the holidays, or care for animals who need help. He will be missed.

~ Cynthia Trevino